Saturday, July 26, 2008

British Journalist Skewers the Messiah

Thank God....finally, a British journalist asks, "can we make fun of Obama?"

Yes we can.

So far, the only attempts to roast Barak Obama in the US have come in the form of a SNL skit making fun of the old media's slavish devotion to Obama, and a too close to the bone cartoon satire on the cover of the New Yorker magazine, to which the Obama campaign reacted like a typical bunch of oversensitive whiners. You CAN'T make fun of the Messiah!

Yes we can!

But it took a Brit to do it right! Gerard Baker does an amazing job of skewering the cult of Obama, and you had best read it without your coffee in your hand unless you want to see it all over your keyboard. Side splittingly funny....the razor sharp British humor we've all heard about, but rarely experience outside of a Monty Python movie.

In an article titled "He Ventured Forth to Bring Light to the World," Baker slices and dices Obama's cult of personality and the fawning, obsessed press for the world to see, and his witty commentary cuts right to the bone.

And it came to pass, in the eighth year of the reign of the evil Bush the Younger (The Ignorant), when the whole land from the Arabian desert to the shores of the Great Lakes had been laid barren, that a Child appeared in the wilderness.

The Child was blessed in looks and intellect. Scion of a simple family, offspring of a miraculous union, grandson of a typical white person and an African peasant. And yea, as he grew, the Child walked in the path of righteousness, with only the occasional detour into the odd weed and a little blow.

When he was twelve years old, they found him in the temple in the City of Chicago, arguing the finer points of community organisation with the Prophet Jeremiah and the Elders. And the Elders were astonished at what they heard and said among themselves: “Verily, who is this Child that he opens our hearts and minds to the audacity of hope?” In the great Battles of Caucus and Primary he smote the conniving Hillary, wife of the deposed King Bill the Priapic and their barbarian hordes of Working Class Whites.

Hilarious. Read the rest here.

It's really too bad that the American press is so in the tank for Obama, as he's a rich target for satire. Candidates for POTUS have to tread a fine line between looking "presidential" and being presumptuous. Obama has not only stepped across that fine line, he has set a new standard in "audacity." Channeling JFK by staging a rally in Germany? Co-opting the Great Seal of the United States? Puleeze.....


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